Sir William Crookes OM PRS
(1832-1919)

scientist, Knight Bachelor (from 1897), Order of Merit recipient (from 1910), and 41st President of the Royal Society (1913-1915)

Died aged c. 87

Sir William Crookes OM PRS (17 June 1832 – 4 April 1919) was an English chemist and physicist who attended the Royal College of Chemistry, London, and worked on spectroscopy. He was a pioneer of vacuum tubes, inventing the Crookes tube which was made in 1875. Crookes was the inventor of the Crookes radiometer, which today is made and sold as a novelty item.

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Sir William Crookes 1832-1919 scientist lived here from 1880 until his death

7 Kensington Park Gardens, Notting Hill, W11, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1880-1919)